James Studinger

James Studinger, Class 1990

  • In his spare time - Loves to spend time with his wife and two boys. Competes in Triathlons including Ironmans. Climbed Mt. Rainier, ran the "Rim to Rim to Rim (down, across, up, down, back across and up the Grand Canyon), enjoys swimfishing, hiked through the UP from Miners Beach to Thompson, canoed through the UP from Autrain Lake Superior to Little Bay de Noc Lake Michigan.
  • Happy Manistique Memory - playing hockey
  • Favorite place to see in Manistique - the woods
  • Activities in Manistique - worked at Nordens Groceries, played hockey, fished, hunted and probably took too many laps
  • Authored Wealth Is a Choice, is a keynote speaker on financial/economic topics, frequent guest for Fox News on financial segments
  • Why is anything possible coming from Manistique? You realize when you step out of the UP that you are unique. Being from the Upper Peninsula and a small town in particular gives you a different perspective and relationship with people than you'd get in the city. Financial upcoming has very little to do with the money a person might make later in life. So there's no setback to wealth potential. In fact, small town life naturally encourages people to have experiences critical to success. Things don't come easy for us. We don't expect handouts. We're strong. We're compassionate. We endure. We act.

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Tim Magnusson

Tim Magnusson - Class 1990

  • Tim attended Central Michigan University (BS - Business Administration), Thunderbird School of Global Management (MBA)
  • He is the Founding Partner of Garda Capital Partners (Asset Management Industry)
  • Spare time - Tim spends time with his family, classic cars, enjoying the outdoors
  • Happy hometown memory - Everything! I loved Growing up in the UP.
  • Favorite place to see back home - Gulliver Lake
  • Activities while in MAS - Wrestling team, student council
  • Unique accomplishments as an adult - Completed 11 marathons including the Boston Marathon. Started a successful Global Asset Management business from scratch with two other partners.
  • Why is anything possible? Everyone is born with gifts and talents. you just have to discover them and harness them, and importantly, be willing to work harder than anyone else to achieve your goals. If you refuse to give up, and you refuse to let anyone else out-hustle you, you can achieve anything. if you ask for it, you will get the help you need to get where you want to go. 

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